Pocket Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney

Pocket Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney




Distilled from the 7th Edition of Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, this new pocket-sized handbook provides readers with essential clinical information on kidney diseases and their management. Comprehensive in scope, it details the key pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and treatment issues in clinical nephrology, including the approach to the patient with kidney disease, the pathogenesis of renal disease, acid-based and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, renal replacement therapy, and renal transplantation. A perfect portable companion, it delivers quick, easy access to key information.

• Focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for both common and uncommon disorders.
• Presents an entire section devoted to the management of hypertensive patients.
• Provides extensive information on therapeutic agents, with a chapter dedicated to rationales and calculations for prescribing drugs.
• Discusses indications for laboratory tests and imaging studies, so readers can choose from the many techniques available.
• Covers hot topics such as intensive care nephrology * erythropoietin in renal disease * and pharmacological approaches to clinical renoprotection.
• Includes many tables for rapid retrieval of clinical knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721605593
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/14/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 832
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. Approach to Patient with Renal Disease

1. Clinical Assessment of the Patient with Renal Disease

2. Laboratory Assessment of Renal Disease (incl. Urine Electrolyte and Acid Base Parameters)

3. Radiologic Assessment of the Kidney

II. Disturbances in Control of Body Volume and Composition

4. Control of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Pathophysiology of Edema Formation

5. Acid-Base Disorders

6. Disorders of Potassium Balance

7. Disorders of Water Balance

8. Disturbances of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate Metabolism

III. Pathogenesis of Renal Disease

9. Acute Renal Failure

10. Primary Glomerular Disease

11. Secondary Glomerular Disease

12. Tubulointerstitial Disease

13. Urinary Tract Infection, Pyelonephritis, and Reflux Nephropathy

14. Disorders of Renal Arteries and Veins

15. Microvascular Diseases of the Kidneys

16. Toxic Nephropathies

17. The Kidney and Hypertension in Pregnancy

18. Inherited Disorders of the Kidney

19. Diabetic Nephropathy

20. Nephrolithiasis

21. Urinary Tract Obstruction

22. Renal Neoplasia

23. Renal and Systemic Manifestations of Glomerular Disease

IV. Hypertension

24. Essential Hypertension

25. Renovascular Hypertension and Ischemic Nephropathy

26. Hypertension in Renal Parenchymal Disease

V. Chronic Renal Failure

27. Hematologic Consequences of Renal Disease

28. Cardiovascular Aspects of Renal Disease

29. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Renal Disease

30. Renal Osteodystrophies

31. Nutritional Therapy in Renal Disease

VI. Drugs and the Kidney

32. Diuretics

33. Antihypertensive Drugs

34. Pharmacologic Approaches to Clinical Renoprotection

VII. Renal Replacement Therapy

35. Hemodialysis

36. Peritoneal Dialysis

37. Intensive Care Nephrology

38. Extracorporeal Treatment of Poisoning

VIII. Renal Transplantation

39. Clinical Aspects of Renal Transplantation

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